In Coding
Dec 12th, 2016
Question: What is the distinction between “limited” and “extensive” debridement as described in CPT® codes 29822 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; debridement, limited and 29823 …extensive, and 29837 Arthroscopy, elbow, surgical; debridement, limited and 29833 …extensive? Answer: CPT®/AMA guidelines are little use in distinguishing limited versus extensive debridement. To give providers and coders d...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2010
How do you code BlackBerry thumb? How about cell phone elbow or computer vision syndrome? You won’t find these specific diagnoses in the ICD-9-CM code book, but they’re real and doctors are seeing more and more patients presenting with telltale symptoms, American Medical News reports. Tech-Savvy Patients Present with Modern-day Ailments was last modified: July 5th, ...
In Coding
Aug 20th, 2010
By Denis Rodriguez, CPC, CCS, CIRCC, CASCC Arthroscopy refers to less invasive procedures in which an endoscope is placed within the joint for the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. As technology advances, procedures previously performed through large incisions are now performed arthroscopically. To accommodate this emerging technology, new arthroscopy, CPT® Category III codes, a...